Mumbai Rains: NDRF And RPF Teams Deployed To Rescue 290 Railway Passengers

The continuous downpour accompanied by strong winds created havoc in Mumbai city in past couple of days.

Neel Raju Nalawade

August 7, 2020

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The heavy rains in Mumbai since August 4, have already caused a lot of damage to life and property in the city. The continuous downpour accompanied by strong winds lashed the city for two consecutive days. In one incident, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and Railway Protection Force (RPF) rescued close to 290 passengers from two local trains that were stranded on flooded tracks between the CSMT and Sandhurst Road station. Fortunately, no casualties were reported.

According to news reports, the recent rains were the heaviest in the last 46 years. Several trees were uprooted, lamp posts and electric poles fell, while rainwater submerged most areas. Also a building in the city collapsed due to the rain. Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray held a meeting to prepare strategies in order to tackle the monsoon situation in Mumbai.

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